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January 17, 2012 11:56 AM

Lincoln Welcomed Political Rivals Into His Camp

At the start of 1862, Abraham Lincoln’s team of rivals was due for a change. Secretary of War Simon Cameron resigned and was replaced by Edwin Stanton. On Jan. 15, 1862, Stanton was confirmed by Congress as Secretary of War. Prior to his confirmation, Stanton served as a legal advisor to Cameron.

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